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Friday, September 15, 2023 at 7:00 PM CDT

× Adam Greuel & the Space Burritos, Trapper Schoepp, and Long Mama
Friday, September 15, 2023 • 7:00PM

$39 (All Seating)

Blue Canvas Club pre-sale begins Tue, May 9, 2023 - 12:00pm CT
General Public sale begins Tue, May 16, 2023 - 12:00pm CT

Join us at the tent for an electric night of live music from some of Wisconsin’s finest musicians!

Adam Greuel & the Space Burritos

From a galaxy far, far away, yet oddly close by, Adam Greuel & the Space Burritos bring some type of musical mischief to stage’s here, there, and everywhere! Rooted in country, blues, bluegrass, and show music, as Levon Helm put it, you could just call it “rock n’ roll”. They specialize in having a damn good time. Despite that fun loving attitude, the musicians that frontman Adam Greuel (Horseshoes & Hand Grenades) assembles are some of the Midwest’s finest musical minds. Performing a hearty swamp of original music, as well as select covers from some of time’s finest rock n’ rollers (Little Feat, The Band, Jerry Jeff Walker), the Space Burritos embark on a mission to get you dancing off that festy-burrito, while also potentially, quite possibly, frankly, taking your mind to…space.

Trapper Schoepp

In 2019, Milwaukee’s Trapper Schoepp hit a songwriter’s jackpot: a co-write with Bob Dylan. The circumstances behind the song titled, “On, Wisconsin” were wildly serendipitous, and made Schoepp the youngest musician to share a co-writing credit with the Nobel Prize laureate. A collaboration 57 years in the making, “On, Wisconsin” led to features in Rolling Stone and Billboard, an album called Primetime Illusion , and nearly a hundred international tour dates. Schoepp continues down the trail trod by his musical heroes with his latest release, Siren Songs , an album of 12 songs filled with timeless folklore and nautical imagery. In a fortunate stroke of serendipity, Trapper is joined on two tracks by Sarah Peasall McGuffey, who famously lent her vocal talents to the aforementioned film. Trapper sings alongside his brother and bassist, Tanner Schoepp, with characteristic blood harmony, the unique blend of sibling singers. The studio band included drummer Jon Radford (Justin Townes Earle), John Jackson on mandolin and violin, Patrick Sansone on keys, Quinn Scharber on Nashville tuned guitar, and Jim Hoke (Dolly Parton, Paul McCartney) on tin whistle and accordion.

Long Mama

Long Mama’s music blisters with the heart and grit of someone who has lost hard, loved harder, and licked her burns until they stung then silvered. In a drafty attic just west of the Milwaukee River, you’ll find songwriter Kat Wodtke raking through notebooks in search of a salve: words, stories, and sounds to temper the dumpster fires we never mean to light. Together with guitarist Andrew Koenig, drummer Nick Lang, upright bass ace Samual Odin, and regular collaborator Eva Nimmer, whose backing vocals blend so elegantly with Wodtke’s that one could mistake them for blood harmonies, the group’s chemistry adds dusky afterglow to lead singer Kat Wodtke’s musical landscapes. Their debut album, 2022’s Poor Pretender , embraces a rich spectrum of light and shadow, heat and cold. The ten-song collection’s palette of country, folk, indie rock, and punk reflects its makers' coming-of-age in the rustbelt crossroads of north, south, east, & west, and showcases the band’s particular ability to conjure the beautiful in the broken, the silver in the ore.

Ticket Options

Lawn/Grounds Pass (Outside/Uncovered)

  • General admission access to grounds. Seating is not provided by the venue. BYO chair or blanket. Weather may impact sight lines. No access to tent seating.

Reserved Seating (Inside/Covered)

  • Includes seating provided by the venue inside the tent and covered by structure. Available seating options include 1st tier, 2nd tier, box seating, and table seating.

Ticketing Policies & Fees

*Plus applicable taxes and fees

  • 5.5% State and local sales tax
  • $3 Facility Fee per ticket (facility fee is used for tent, building, and grounds needs)
  • 2% Handling Fee per order, up to a maximum of $8
  • "All-In Gate Pricing" Purchases at the gate (totaled with taxes and fees) will be rounded up to the nearest dollar to expedite the line
  • No refunds or exchanges for any shows

Ticket holders and attendees are subject the following conditions:

  • Attendees grant unrestricted rights & licenses for use of their likeness in any form of public broadcast and production, and for promotional purposes.
  • Big Top Chautauqua reserves the right to refuse admission or evict anyone from the venue premises due to disorderly behavior without issuing a refund.
  • Big Top Chautauqua reserves the right to search all persons, packages, bags, and other items entering venue grounds and/or other properties owned by Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. The safety of our guests, volunteers, staff, and artists are top priority.
  • All venue policies and procedures are subject to change without notice.

Make an annual donation of $125 or more and receive exclusive access to ticket pre-sales, usually a week before the general public. Learn more about the Blue Canvas Club HERE


Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
32525 Ski Hill Road
Bayfield WI 54814

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